Changes in skin tone, texture, and appearance can occur at any age. State-of-the-art laser techniques make it possible to improve the health and beauty of the skin with minimal downtime and dramatic results. Dr. Eugenie Brunner, a top facial plastic surgeon in Central New Jersey, uses FDA-approved ADVALight laser therapy to address a wide range of concerns for children, teens, adults, and mature individuals.


What Is ADVALight Laser Therapy?

The ADVATx platform by ADVALight is an innovative solid-state laser therapy that uses one of two light wavelengths (589 nm or 1319 nm) to improve skin tone, texture, health, and appearance. ADVATx can provide immediate results for certain conditions, and most patients experience little to no discomfort or extended side effects and minimal to no recovery.

What Concerns Can ADVATx Treat?

Versatile and easy to operate, ADVATx can spot treat veins and lesions or improve overall skin appearance. Some of the common concerns ADVATx can improve include:

  • Acne
  • Acne Scars
  • Facial and Leg Veins
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Pore Size
  • Skin Tone and Texture
  • Vascular Conditions
  • Fine Wrinkles

Am I a Good Candidate for ADVATx?

One of the many benefits of ADVATx technology is how gentle the treatment is. This procedure can be performed on patients of all ages and most skin tones. Darker skin tones may require treatment with hydroquinone creams prior to initiation of treatment. If you are in good general health, have no open wounds in the treatment area, and desire skin improvement, ADVATx is likely suitable for your needs.

What Should I Expect During the ADVATx Procedure?

After your initial consultation to confirm that ADVATx is right for you, Dr. Brunner will use the handheld device to target your areas of concern using one or both wavelengths of light. The 589 nm laser is commonly used for redness, rosacea, facial spider veins, angiomas, and active acne. The 1319 wavelength is utilized for acne scars, fine wrinkles, and pore size. In some cases, Dr. Brunner combines ADVATx with VariLite laser treatment and/orClear+Brilliant® therapy for more comprehensive results. Procedure time for ADVATx alone is usually 15 to 30 minutes, although your experience may vary. Pain is uncommon, and no anesthesia should be necessary.

What Is Recovery Following ADVATx Like?

Once your treatment is complete, you should be able to return to your normal activities. We recommend staying out of the sun for the first 24 hours of treatment, and we advise wearing sunscreen any time you are exposed to sunlight. Some redness may be visible at first, but this effect should fade within a few hours.

How Many ADVATx Treatments Will I Need to See Results?

For some conditions, particularly facial spider veins, patients can often see immediate reduction in the concern. Acne, rosacea, and common signs of aging may take several sessions to see results. We typically recommend spacing your procedures apart two to four weeks, depending on what you are working to improve. Our medical team will go over your recommended program in full with you at your initial consultation.

How Much Does ADVATxCost?

The price of ADVATx will depend on the size of the area you are treating and the number of sessions you need to achieve your goals. A comprehensive consultation is needed to determine the requirements of your particular treatment sessions. We want you to be well-informed and comfortable about every step, so please voice any questions or concerns you may have so we can help make your experience exceptional.

Talk to us to learn more about this innovative non-surgical treatment. Our medical team is ready to help you schedule a consultation.

When should I consider a facelift?

Many patients elect to have facelift surgery in their 50s and 60s, but there is no specific age that is ideal for this procedure. Some people experience significant signs of aging by their 40s while others may not develop skin laxity and deep creases until they reach their late 60s or even 70s. Ideal candidates will be in good general health and have reasonable expectations for results. Regardless of your age and concerns, Dr. Brunner can help you determine if this or another treatment will optimize your goals.

What concerns can this procedure address?

Facelift surgery is designed to achieve a more youthful look in the mid and lower face, including the jawline. As part of the natural course of aging, as well as other factors, skin laxity can develop, leading to sagging skin and deep creases in these areas. During facelift surgery, the skin and underlying tissues are tightened and lifted to a more youthful location. As a result, firmer and smoother skin that lasts for many years can be attained. Furthermore, by combining this technique with non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing, greater enhancement is possible. Dr. Brunner can provide details during your initial consultation.

Will the scars be visible?

The location of your incisions will depend on your unique treatment plan, but Dr. Brunner takes great care to make them as unnoticeable as possible. She typically places them within the hairline and behind the ear, making them fairly inconspicuous. Additionally, we offer state-of-the-art laser skin resurfacing therapy that can further reduce the appearance of scars.

How long will recovery take?

As an outpatient procedure, you should be able to return home the same day as the operation. We recommend that you take at least a week off from work, potentially more depending on your individual rate of healing and if other procedures were performed. Swelling, a feeling of tightness, bruising, numbness, and tenderness are common symptoms, and these should fade as you heal. Try to keep your head elevated, including when you sleep, to help expedite the recovery process. You should also avoid strenuous activity and exercise for at least a month, or as long as Dr. Brunner recommends. We will provide medication to help manage your pain, and your care and comfort are our highest priorities.

When will the results be final?

Benefits of your procedure will begin to be visible a few weeks to months after the operation. You are considered fully healed after about a year, but the vast majority of the swelling and other effects often subside after a couple of months. Some tingling or numbness can also take time to fade. You will see Dr. Brunner for several follow-up appointments to ensure you are healing as intended and on the path to optimal results.

How much does a facelift cost?

To provide the best service and results, every treatment plan is customized to suit the individual needs and goals of the patient. As a result, the price of a facelift will vary from person to person. The technique used, complexity of the procedure, and number of procedures included are some of the factors used to determine the final cost. During your initial consultation, Dr. Brunner and our medical team will review the fees associated with your treatment, including the surgeon’s fee, anesthesiology fee, and hospital fee. The average cost of a facelift in 2016 was $7,048, per the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This number only represents the surgeon’s fee and may not reflect Dr. Brunner’s fee. If you’re interested in plastic surgery financing, we work with a reputable lender that offers appealing terms and low-cost payment plans. We can help you determine if financing can help bring the cost of your treatment plan into your budget.

Are there any alternative treatments?

If you are not a candidate for facelift surgery, or if you prefer a non-surgical approach, we offer a range of options to help achieve your cosmetic goals. While only surgery can provide certain benefits, minimally invasive techniques, including dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables can be used to address fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, and other common signs of aging. Laser therapy can also enhance skin quality and texture. Mild skin laxity can also be improved with radiofrequency energy. As part of your initial consultation, Dr. Brunner will review all your options and help guide you toward the approach that best suits your anatomic needs, expressed cosmetic goals, and lifestyle preferences.

How do I choose the right plastic surgeon for a facelift?

Facial plastic surgery is complex and requires a great deal of skill and training. As a result, we recommend patients seek out a board certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Brunner to perform facelift surgery. While plastic surgeons are trained in a wide range of body and facial treatments, facial plastic surgeons specialize in cosmetic enhancement and reconstruction of the face and neck. This focused education provides an elevated level of knowledge that can deliver unparalleled results with the care and consideration you deserve. In addition to reviewing a potential surgeon’s credentials, we advise patients to look at facelift before-and-after photos, ask plenty of questions, and talk about alternative options. The right surgeon will listen attentively, provide guidance (but not pressure), and make you feel well-informed and comfortable about your treatment plan.

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